Hi, I know, I am terrible at blogging my craft projects! So here we are, a promise to blog more as I go along in 2016 and also an update on my completed projects in 2015.
These are wearable gifts during the year.
A wavy scarf knitted in short row shaping using the lovely Sirdar Divine in the lovely Esther with gorgeous golden tones and the purples. This was a two ball project, and very quick and easy to knit up. I gave this to an old work colleague for her birthday – a golden scarf for a golden girl celebrating her 50th birthday.
The smaller scarf is a necklet scarf in the Grundl flower yarn, a single ball project, which is very quick to knit up. I gave this to my cousin, visiting from Australia. The Grundl flower yarn comes in a variety of varied colours and looks lovely when knitted up. It can be used to knit long college scarfs and hats as well.
The mittens are my normal patterns, a simple rib fingerless mitt and a cable backed fingerless mitt. The grey simple rib fingerless mitts were requested by my father-in-law as the first set I made him were a bit tight, so I made him another pair of the same mitts in a different yarn and a slightly larger size, which he much preferred. The cable mitts, a pattern I use loads, were commissioned by both my sister-in-law’s. My husbands sister plays violin in a group, usually in cold places like churches. These were ideal for her as she could wear them whilst playing her violin and keep her hands warm at the same time. My brothers wife also loves fingerless mitts and requested the same pattern in a different shade of purple.
I also made a pair of the cable fingerless mitts in a soft grey for a good friend in Canada but cannot find the photo at present to post. My friend in Canada is wearing them now as the weather is very wintery and they are just perfect for her.